Inverness Old Town Art (Scotland): Call for Expressions of Interest

Inverness Old Town Art (Scotland): Call for Expressions of Interest
Inverness Old Town Art is a bold new initiative, supported by Scottish Art Council, that makes art and artists central to the emerging new identity of the old town area of the Highland capital. IOTA grew out of an artist led process begun in January 2006 and is run jointly by Marie Mackintosh (City Partnership Officer), Susan Christie (Arts Project Manager), and Matt Baker (Lead Artist).

Inverness Old Town Art invites artists & designers to send expressions of interest to transform the façade of the Ramada Hotel, Inverness. This project is part of a dynamic programme of commissions launched in 2008 that has developed with artists at the heart of the process. The Ramada is at the end of the key vista and is located at the heart of the city's vibrant old town. Incorporating a major new artwork into the façade will radically enhance the perception of the area as a cultural destination.
With a project budget of £ 70,000, this commission offers the opportunity for creative collaboration as part of the visual transformation of the city.

The commission process
This project involves a two-stage open competitive process. Short-listing of preliminary proposals will be made by a Selection Panel and taken forward to a Second stage.
The Panel will select a short list of 3 artistic practitioners or teams of artists.
Short-listed artists / artistic teams will receive a fee of £ 1500,00 (plus expenses) to fully develop & cost their proposals.

To apply:
Expressions of interest should be delivered as a hard copy along with an electronic copy on a CD. Email applications can be accepted but must supported by a disk.
Detailed project proposals are not required.
Applicants are requested to include the following:
. Covering letter with full address and contact details
. Recent CV
. Up to 6 printed or digital images of recent work that are relevant to this commission (no slides accepted)
. A written expression of interest (maximum of 500 words). To include a description and outline approach that includes your initial thoughts on the project including a description of your areas of artistic interest or working methods, ideas about how you might develop artwork proposals and who you might collaborate with (if at all).
It is important to give an idea of your current workload availability.

Deadline: Friday 30th May 2008.

To be sent to:
Susan Christie
Inverness Old Town Art
Highland Council
Town House, High Street
Inverness, IV1 1JJ

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